Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973

Rock, Pop
Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973
The Singles 1969-1973
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Label: A&M Records ‎– SP 3601, A&M Records ‎– SP-3601
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Customatrix, Gatefold
Country: US
Date of released: 09 Nov 1973
Category: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Easy Listening

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 We've Only Just Begun
Written-By – Paul Williams , Roger Nichols
A2 Top Of The World
Written-By – John Bettis, Richard Carpenter
A3 Ticket To Ride
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A4 Superstar
Written-By – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
A5 Rainy Days And Mondays
Written-By – Paul Williams , Roger Nichols
A6 Goodbye To Love
Written-By – John Bettis, Richard Carpenter
B1 Yesterday Once More
Written-By – John Bettis, Richard Carpenter
B2 It's Going To Take Some Time
Written-By – Carole King, Toni Stern
B3 Sing
Chorus, Other [Special Thanks To] – The Jimmy Joyce Children's ChorusWritten-By – Joe Raposo
B4 For All We Know
Composed By – Fred KarlinWritten-By – Arthur James, Robb Wilson
B5 Hurting Each Other
Written-By – Gary Geld, Peter Udell
B6 (They Long To Be) Close To You
Written-By – Hal David-Burt Bacharach*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Customatrix


  • Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Keyboards – Richard Carpenter
  • Art Direction – Roland Young
  • Bass – Joe Osborn
  • Drums – Hal Blaine, Karen Carpenter
  • Engineer – Ray Gerhardt
  • Flute, Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Bob Messenger
  • Guitar – Tony Peluso
  • Harp – Gayle Levant
  • Liner Notes – Digby Diehl
  • Photography By – Neal Brisker*
  • Producer – Jack Daugherty (tracks: A1 to A6, B2, B4 to B6), Karen Carpenter (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Richard Carpenter (tracks: A2, B1, B3)
  • Steel Guitar – Buddy Emmons
  • Vocals [All Vocals] – Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter
  • Woodwind – Doug Strawn, Earl Dumler, Jim Horn


An original 1973 pressing. Customatrix stamp with no pressing plant info in runout etching; label variations (see images and description below).

Gatefold jacket has "Carpenters" logo embossed on front and (smaller) back.
Interior of front logo, outer "frame" of jacket, and inner "frame" on rear are printed in a glossy brown; remaining brown on jacket is matte finish. Gold in highlights.
Spine at right end has "0698" price code followed by ℗ info and "Printed in U.S.A.".

Label a cream/white background overprinted with a fine silver screening, large A&M in brown.
Carpenters logo above release title, track titles in 2 columns.
Label very similar to that of Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973 but spacing between track names (see space between "Superstar" and "Rainy Days"), and between title and Carpenters logo, slightly different.
Label also similar to Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973 but A&M logo at bottom is larger, closer to side number (1 or 2), and is more centered below center hole and bottom credits.

Release includes a 12 page song booklet; full color original inner sleeve features other 1970-1973 releases interspersed with rainbow drawing.

SP 3601 appears on spine and front of sleeve and on inner sleeve, SP-3601 on labels, SP3601 appears inside booklet.

Track B4 from the motion picture "Lovers And Other Strangers."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): (SP-3601)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): (SP-3602)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): A&M SP3601-P1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): A&M SP3602-P3 X
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides 1 & 2 runout, stamped): o

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP 3601, SP-3601, SP3601 Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records SP 3601, SP-3601, SP3601 US 1973
A&M 393601-2 Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) A&M Records A&M 393601-2 Germany 1991
D 54.762, D-54762 Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records D 54.762, D-54762 Spain Unknown
AMLH 63601 Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 ‎(LP, Comp, Gat) A&M Records AMLH 63601 Spain 1977
87 336 IT Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Gat) A&M Records 87 336 IT Benelux 1973

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